Monday, March 14, 2016
At a recent Sunday morning mass in Vero Beach, I announced to the congregation, at the end of mass, that I would be leaving them. They had been listening to me for six weeks in stories, homilies and teachings. They all clapped. At first I thought it was because they appreciated me and wanted to show it by clapping. Later, someone said, "No, they were clapping because they are glad that you are leaving." Say it isn't so! But my interpretation reveals that I am a rather positive person in spite of my limited talents and goodness. Isn't is better to wake up in the morning and think that you are doing good and being helpful and that the world is happier for you being in it? I guess I think that way. So when I hear that I might be dreadful as a priest it comes as a surprise. I like waking up happy even if it might be delusional. I think that negative person was wrong. They do love my in Vero! I have a happy face.